Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Martin Reuter

Prof. Dr. Martin Reuter is Assistant Professor in Radiology and in Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA. He directs the Image Analysis at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Bonn, Germany and holds a research affiliation at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at MIT. 

Dr. Reuter, a mathematician and computer scientist by training, focuses his research program on the development of novel computational methods for the automated analysis, segmentation, classification, diagnosis, and prognosis of medical imaging data. Applications include, for example, the study of risk and preserving factors in neurodegenerative diseases, or the quantification of treatment effects in clinical trials. The group, furthermore, develops fast AI/deep learning-based approaches for the efficient and scalable processing of large cohort imaging data, e.g., in the Rhineland Study, ADNI, UK Biobank etc. One of their recent contributions is the open-source software FastSurfer to extract pre-clinical markers, such as size, thickness, or geometric shapes of neuroanatomical structures of the human brain.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kim Kuypers

Kim Kuypers (PhD) is affiliated as an Associate Professor with Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, where she works at the department of Neuropsychology & Psychopharmacology. Moreover, she is an elected member of the University Council and chair of its confidential committee. She obtained her PhD at this university in 2007, with a focus on memory and risk taking during MDMA intoxication. After her PhD she did two postdocs, both at Maastricht University (NL) and Ghent University (BE).

Her main research goal is to understand the neurobiology underlying flexible cognition, empathy, and well-being. To accomplish this, she uses a psychopharmacological model, to induce (sub)acute and longer lasting effects on aforementioned behavior with psychedelics and investigate the underlying biology. She also conducts survey research to understand the motives underlying psychedelic use, and the experienced effects, and she develops new paradigms to study cognitive flexibility and empathy in a more ecologically valid way. The survey research gives direction to her experimental research, in which she uses the newly developed paradigms. Her research contributes to the understanding of the biological and psychological underpinnings of cognitive and emotional processes linked to mental wellbeing.

Careerworkshop speakers

Nils Kohn

  • PhD from RWTH Aachen University (DE)
  • Current position as university lecturer at th Cognitive Neuroscience Department, Radboudumc, Donders Center for Brain, Behaviour and Cognition, Nijmegen (NL)

Christina Regenbogen

  • PhD from RWTH Aachen University (DE)
  • Current position as a psychotherapist in private practice with a focus on psychodynamic and psychoanalysis (DE)

Ina Schabram-Viethen

  • PhD from RWTH Aachen University (DE)
  • Current position as a lecturer and tutor at the department of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the Erasmus University College, Rotterdam (NL)

Maximilian Nagel

  • PhD from the RWTH Aachen University (DE)
  • Current position as a postdoc fellow in the Section on Sensory Cells and Circuits at the National Institutes of Health (US)

Anna Gossen

  • PhD from RWTH Aachen University (DE)
  • Current Position as scientific officer at the DLR Project Management Agency, Department Health (DE)